12-03-10 Officers: Foul play may be involved in man's
Boise, Dec. 3, 2010 - Boise Police say
foul play may be involved in the disappearance of a Boise man
missing since 2004.
Boise Police investigators have teamed
with Crime Stoppers to offer a reward up to $1,000 for anyone who
has information that leads officers to the missing man or to
answers about how he disappeared and why.
MISSING: Ahren "Benji" Benjamin Barnard, born
LAST SEEN: Dec. 4, 2004 at the McDonald's
restaurant at Cole & Overland in Boise.
"Investigators have gathered information
over the course of this investigation and within the past few
months that leads us to believe that Aaron Bernard's disappearance
was not his doing," said Sgt. Mark Barnett of the Boise Police
Violent Crimes Unit.
"We've thought for a long time that
something has probably happened to Ahren since there's been
absolutely no trace of him in the past six years. But evidence
increasingly suggests foul play. Ahren's disappearance is
suspicious, and that's keeping this case a priority for detectives
in the Violent Crimes Unit. " Said Sgt. Barnett.
Anyone with information that may lead to
Aaron Bernard's is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, log
onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject:
Outdoor Billboards: Beginning today,
Lamar Advertising will post digital billboards in Boise and Nampa
that include a photo of Ahren Barnard, the Crime Stoppers phone
number 343-COPS and a web site set up by Mr. Barnard's family.
Lamar has donated the billboard space in a generous, added effort
to help find Ahren Barnard.
Barnard is described as:
Dark hair frosted blond on top
5'10", 180 lbs
May have a moustache and goatee.
Has a scar on his left arm
Last seen wearing jeans and a black leather jacket